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Oct 12, 2012 4:00am EDT
policy and the economy in an often testy encounter. >> now you're jack kennedy. >> i think the vice president very well knows that sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth the right way. [ laughter ] >> containing the outbreak. health officials try to locate patients exposed to a deadly form of meningitis. and the firm that supplied the contaminated shots linked to the infection may have been operating illegally. >>> mayor misconduct. an elderly mayor admits to stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from her city but she's not going jail. this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, october 12, 2012. good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. compared to last week's presidential debate last night's faceoff between vice president joe biden and congressman paul ryan was like a shoot out at the ok corral. from the get go it was a pull no punches performance by both candidates. they squared off on everything from the economy to foreign affairs. randall good morning. >> reporter: good morning. both candidates came here on a mission. congressman ryan to criticize the o
CBS
Oct 11, 2012 9:00pm EDT
this administration-- >> let me tell you what the itoll as, the ayatollah sees his economy being crippled. the ayatollah sees there are 50% fewer exports of oil. he sees the currency going into the tank. he sees the economy going in a free-fall, and he sees the world for the first time totally united in opposition to him getting a nuclear weapon. now with regard to bb he's been my friend for 39 years. the president has met with bb as much as he's spoken to anybody. just before he went to the u.n. i was in a conference call with the president-- with him talking to bb for well over an hour. and-- and-- in stark relieve, in detail of what was going on. this is a bunch of stuff. look, here's the deal-- >> what does that mean it's of a bunch of stuff. >> it's irish. >> it is. we irish call it malarkey. >> thanks for the translation. >> the irish call it malarkey. last thing, the secretary of defense has made it absolutely clear-- he didn't walk anything back. we will not allow the iranians to get a nuclear weapon. what bb held up there was when they get to the point where they can enrich urani
CBS
Oct 6, 2012 8:00am EDT
't be an excuse for the other side to try to talk down the economy. just try to score a few political points. it's a reminder that this country has come too far to turn back now. >> reporter: the struggling economy is considered the president's soft spot and number one issue for voters. it's a centerpiece of romney's campaign, they hit the president hard throughout on employment including in this week's debate. >> we have 43 three straight months above 8%. i'll help create 12 million new jobs in this country. >> reporter: the new jobs report with unemployment below 8% robbed romney of one of his most reliable campaign lines. he said friday the economy should be better and that the decline in the unemployment rate showed how much people are struggling. >> looks like unemployment is getting better. the truth is if the same share of people were participating in the workforce today as on the day that the president got elected our unemployment rate would be around 11%. that's the real reality of what's happening out there. >> reporter: now advisers tell me romney will continue prosecuting the case ag
CBS
Oct 9, 2012 6:00pm EDT
in this election. throughout this event here, michelle obama spokabout healthcare, the economy, getting behind people and backing people up during hard times. she said quote, we all know, we all know good and well that cutting sesame street is no way to balance the budget. that was a direct jab at comments mitt romney made last week during the presidential debate. but a large crowd showed up here at the loudoun county fair grounds to hear this event. it just wrapped up right now and i can tell you it's still a pretty electrified scene out here. back to you. >> ken, thank you. >>> first lady is not the only one talking about big bird. the producers of that program are asking the president's campaign to stop using an ad featuring big bird. that ad implies that governor romney is looking past the wall street criminals and going after the character. >> onman has the guts to speak his name. >> big bird. big bird. >> it's me. big bird. >> big, yellow, a menace to our economy. mitt romney knows it's not wall street you have to worry about, it's sesame street. >> mitt romney taking on -- >> now
CBS
Oct 8, 2012 7:00am EDT
that's far, far secondary to the primary issue of this campaign which is the economy. >> john, i want to ask you about mitt romney and his foreign policy advisers and how he would differ from president obama. there's a piece in "new york times" where he says of mr. romney beyond his critique of president obama failing to show strength of u.s. abroad he has a fractured team of advisers that include warring tribes of neo-conservatives and others. is there a could herren strategy coming from mitt romney on foreign policy or is it a work in progress? >> it's absolutely a work in progress and in part that's because you don't really know what a president will do until they are faced with these decisions. president obama arrived to learn there was a covert operation going on with iran he had known nothing about when he was a candidate. that immediatelying changed his position on iran and engagement with iran. governor romney is taking advantage politically but there's no bright lines. >> who are mitt romney's senior foreign policy advisers. we both covered the campaign of george w. bush when
CBS
Oct 12, 2012 7:00am EDT
as a person in this economy and those segments on the economy last night were fabulous. >> let me just say governor granholm focused on a key word, who do you trust. the vice president of the united states doubled down on the president who for three weeks misled the american people. >> that's not true. >> it is true. the state department said flatly this week it never related to the video, it was related to terrorism. the state department asked for the supreme court. the ambassador's own diary said he had asked for the security. you want to talk about trust? having an american ambassador and three americans killed while the president lies to you is a pretty big question. >> but there's the question what intelligence did they get and what did it show from the beginning? >> the intelligence showed within hours this was a terrorist attack. people in the intelligence community said immediately it was an attack. the state department said this week we never thought it was about the video. >> mr. speaker, the head of the national intelligence unit said their intelligence was not clear in the begi
CBS
Oct 7, 2012 7:30pm EDT
controls the entire economy. they ultimately decide who the winners and losers are. the ultimate leverage that they have over these type of companies is that they can, you know, launch a corruption investigation against the chairman, for example. >> kroft: if the chinese government told huawei that they wanted them to spy on the u.s. telecommunication system and extract information, could huawei say no? >> johnson: it'd be very difficult for them, given the nature of their system. >> lewis: it's a different system than ours. here, companies are used to, you know, throwing their weight around and telling the government what to do. in china, a company is a chia pet. the state tells them what to do and they do it. >> kroft: there is no hard evidence that's happened with huawei, but the obama administration has been unwilling to take the risk. two years ago, when it appeared that huawei might land its first big american deal-- a $5 billion contract to build sprint's new 4-g wireless network-- the u.s. government stepped in. >> lewis: you had the secretary of commerce call the c.e.o. of sprint
CBS
Oct 12, 2012 1:35am EDT
economy and covered a lot of ground on the budget, economy, taxes. neither ground break new ground. both men were well prepared, and in impressive control of a wide range of facts. neither made the kind of mistake that would convince an audience he can not do the job. >> we welcome vice president joe biden and congressman paul ryan. >> [ applause ]. >> reporter: it started with foreign policy, the libya attack. >> it took the president two weeks to acknowledge this was a terrorist attack. >> we will find and bring to justice the men who did this, and secondly we will get to the bottom of it, and wherever the facts lead us, wherever they lead us, we will make clear to the american public. >> reporter: some news here, blaming the against community for the confusion. >> why were people talking about protests when people in the conflict first saw armed men attacking with guns? there were no protesters? >> because that is exactly what we were told by the against community. >> reporter: foreign policy and war -- >> when it comes to our veterans, we owe them a great deal of gratitude for wha
CBS
Oct 10, 2012 4:30am EDT
to speak his name. >> big bird, big bird,. >> it's me, big bird. >> big, yellow, a menace to our economy. mitt romney knows it's not wall street you have to worry about. it's "sesame street." >> big bird is not a menace. it's a nonpartisan, nonprofit group they say and they have not approved any ads. an obama campaign official said they are reviewing "sesame street" concerns. >>> show me the money. pro and antigambling forces in maryland have spent more on their ad campaigns than was spent on the entire governor's race. voters go to the polls in november to decide whether to expand gambling in the free state. the bat nor sun reports more -- "baltimore sun" reports more than $35 million have been spent so far on the issue. that's more money than the total outlay of the martin o'malley-robert ehrlich campaigns in 2006. >>> the fight over same-sex marriage in maryland is heating up as well as election day nears. >> the union of a man and a woman has served society well for thousands of years. >> that's the latest ad from supporters of traditional marriage. they're urging voters to say no to
CBS
Oct 11, 2012 6:30pm EDT
. anthony mason tells us what this means for the economy. officials say the pharmacy linked to that deadly outbreak of meningitis was operating illegally. dr. jon lapook has the latest. and elaine quijano on a debt america can never fully repay. owed to this hometown hero. >> this is awesome. okay? ( cheers ) yeah. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. tonight's face-off between vice president joe biden and congressman paul ryan is getting a lot more attention than vice presidential debates usually get. the obama campaign is looking to biden to stop the momentum mitt romney has enjoyed since the debate in denver, which governor romney was widely perceived to have won. ryan's job is to keep romney's momentum rolling. today's national gallup poll of likely voters shows governor romney with a slender lead of one point over the president. of course, that's within the margin of error so it's essentially a tie. tonight's debate isality centre college in danville, kentucky. nancy cordes and jan crawford are there. first we'll go to
CBS
Oct 10, 2012 7:00am EDT
is focusing on the small things and instead of focusing on jobs and the economy an example of a small thing a big bird. >> he's focused on saving big bird is kind of a strange thing in my view because you see i'm focused on helping the american people get good jobs and brighter prospects. >> reporter: across the state in columbus, president obama was talking about big bird, highlighting an issue in last week's debate when romney said one cut he would make to balance the budget was funding for public television. >> he said we're going after big bird, elmo is making a run for the border, oscar is hiding out in a trash can and governor romney wants to let wall street run wild but bring down the hammer on "sesame street." >> reporter: first lady michelle >> we believe in keeping our priorities straight. that we all know good and well cutting "sesame street" is no way to balance the budget. >> big bird -- >> reporter: the ad drew criticism asking the obama campaign to pull it from the air waves and take big bird off campaign materials. the two candidates who are not on trail, vice president joe
CBS
Oct 6, 2012 1:35am EDT
says the economy added 114,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate dipped from 8.1 to 7.8%. >> but a major drop in unemployment just before the election has some questioning those results. mitt romney is campaigning in virginia today as well. he says many of those new jobs are part-time and that, he says, is not what a real recovery looks like. >> even those that have jobs are having tough times. the middle class is being squeezed with higher and higher costs and incomes that have gone down. >> but history says this latest jobs report could play a part in the election. no president has been reelected with unemployment above 8% since the great depression. but there is one more jobs report that comes out the first week of november just days before the voting. >>> here in d.c., we are paying $3.91 a gallon for gas. if you think that's pricey, be glad you don't live in california. overnight, prices jumped 17 cents out on the west coast to $4.49. that's the highest in the nation. and in many parts of the state, prices climbed 40 cents per gallon just this week. some gas st
CBS
Oct 9, 2012 5:00pm EDT
the economy. >> we're going to take back this country. we're going to keep it strong. we're going to get america going again. >> the republican nominee is headed for ohio where he will spend most of this week. >> question ohio families are asking is, who can bring back the jobs? >> new emphasis on the state and for good reason. no republican has won the white house without carrying ohio. the obama campaign is well aware of this fact and the president boarded air force one for his 14th visit to ohio this year. during previous stops, he is reminded voters he helped rescue the u.s. auto industry. >> an industry that supports one in eight ohio jobs. >> latest polls show a tight race in ohio. but early voting is already underway here and many voters have made up their minds. >> lori is a small business owner in columbus and might benefit from romney's tax plan. but she doesn't believe it will be good for the country. so she's voting for the president. >> you have to pay your fair share in taxes. that means big business. that means small business. >> phillip is ceo of a local industrial
CBS
Oct 11, 2012 5:00am EDT
. this is coming as better news. the u.s. economy grew modestly in september. the federal reserve says its latest assessment of economic conditions shows an improving housing market, helping many areas of the country last month. at the same time consumer spending was flat or up just slightly. in most of the regions surveyed. >>> more people struggling financially are staying in their homes. foreclosure activity fell in september to a five-month low. according to realty track, california, michigan and georgia saw the biggest drop since foreclosure. that offset a jump in the number of foreclosure notices sent to homeowners in florida, illinois and ohio. so we're starting to see a little bit of improvement around the edges for the economy. >> hopefully more bank restructuring can keep people in their homes, too. >> what do you have for us coming ?up. >> it is open enrollment season. there's some big changes this year about your health care options. we'll talk about that. we'll make it exciting. don't worry. >> you promise? >> it's exciting. >> thank you, jess. you heard her say that. >> i'm looking
CBS
Oct 9, 2012 7:00am EDT
romney's campaign has been the economy. he's argued the president's policies just aren't working. yesterday he made a similar argument on foreign policy saying the president is passive and just basically sitting around waiting for world events to happen. late last night in california, though, the president fired back. at a fundraiser in san francisco, president obama highlighted what he sees as some of his foreign policy accomplishments. but the president, now down in the polls and struggling to recover from his lackluster debate, is firing yet another attack against romney. >> as long as i'm commander in chief, we will sustain the strongest military the world's ever known. >> reporter: but the president now down in the polls and struggling to recover from his lackluster debate is firing yet another attack against romney, this one over cuts to pbs with a new tv ad satirically comparing big bird to financial criminals. >> the evil genius who towered over them, one man has the guts to speak his name. >> big bird. big bird. >> it's me, big bird. >> reporter: romney now has momentum
CBS
Oct 10, 2012 5:00am EDT
suggest metro, not parking. >> parking is going to be very, very limited. there's still limited economy parking via our website nationals.com but by and large parking will be very tight. if you can, take mass transit today. >> reporter: gregory, thanks so much for being with us. >> wear some red. very important. >> reporter: of course. this is my only red blazer but i think i'll be wearing this every day this week i think. so you heard it from gregory. if you still want tickets, get here early to get the standing room only tickets. we will have live interviews with lots of folks from the washington nationals coming up throughout the morning show. our next live shot will be coming up at 5:30. annual dray ya, mike, -- andrea, mike, back to you. >> i'm rocking the red as well. >> you all look good in red. >>> in politics, the stakes are high and pro and anti-gambling forces in maryland are spending like there's no tomorrow on their ad campaigns. in november voters will decide whether to expand gambling in the tree state. the baltimore -- free state. "the baltimore sun" reports more than $3
CBS
Oct 9, 2012 4:30am EDT
happy news. stocks were lower after the world bank warned asia's economies won't grow as much as expected this year. investors also waiting for earnings news this week from some of the biggest u.s. companies. checking the numbers, the dow starts this morning at 13,583. dropped nearly 27 points in trading yesterday. nasdaq bad day, down 23 points. the s&p 500 was off by 5. a congressional panel says two chinese telecom firms pose a security threat to the united states. the panel says the year long investigation found wawway and zte should be barred from any acquisitions and mergers. the chinese companies deny the allegations calling them dangerous political distractions. >>> the makers of coke, pepsi and dr. pepper are introducing new vending machines that display the number of calories that contain -- that the drink contains. they're in response to growing concerns about sugary soda drinks. the move comes ahead of a new regulation that would require restaurant chains and vending machines to post calorie information as early as next year. and wal-mart and american express are t
CBS
Oct 9, 2012 6:30pm EDT
could be a drag on the world economy for years. that wasn't the news that wall street wanted to hear. the dow dropped 110 points to close below 13,500. one of the big fears is that greece won't be able to pay its debts. today the german chancellor, angela merkel, flew to athens to show support for the greek government and to make sure that it goes ahead with severe budget cuts. mark phillips is there. >> reporter: her official welcome was dignified with all the usual state visit trappings. her unofficial welcome was angry and laced with uncomfortable imagery of what many greeks think of the german leader. no insult was spared. angela merkel is being called the most despised person in greece. she's insisted to prime minister antonis samaras that european bailout money that is keeping greece afloat only be paid if the government continues to make severe cuts in jobs, services, and pensions. merkel told the greeks she understood their suffering. they told her in their tens of thousands that they've suffered enough. most of the demonstrators were peaceful, some were not. and athens once
CBS
Oct 12, 2012 6:30pm EDT
the economy. he has not been hitting the administration for his handling of the benghazi attack during his campaign rallies and in his stump speeches, but, scott, campaign advisors tell me tonight that is going to change. romney will continue challenging the president. >> pelley: jan, thank you very much. with the obama campaign's definition of "we," we turn to nancy cordes at the white house tonight. nancy? >> reporter: scott, you might not think a two-letter word would be open to so much parsing but it came up again and again in the white house daily peres briefing today with the spokesman vigorously defending vice president biden. >> the vice president was speaking about himself and the president and the white house. he was not referring to the administration, clearly, since there was a public hearing for four and a half hours where it was discussed openly by individuals working at the state department requests that were made. >> reporter: white house spokes man is jay carney said there's no reason the vice president would have been briefed on diplomatic security requests because those
CBS
Oct 10, 2012 6:30pm EDT
in that european debt crisis that is cutting into the growth of the u.s. economy. late today standard & poor's downgraded spain's credit rating to just above junk bond status. now it's going to be a lot more expensive for spain to finance its crushing debt and spain is likely to need a bailout. the taliban tried to silence a pakistani hero. why do they think a 14-year-old is so dangerous? that's next. [ fishing rod casting line, marching band playing ] [ male announcer ] the rhythm of life. [ whistle blowing ] where do you hear that beat? campbell's healthy request soup lets you hear it... in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. great taste. mmm... [ male announcer ] sounds good. it's amazing what soup can do. i took my son fishing every year. we had a great spot, not easy to find, but worth it. but with copd making it hard to breathe, i thought those days might be over. so my doctor prescribed symbicort. it helps significantly improve my lung function starting within five minutes. symbicort doesn't replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms. with symbicort, today i'm breathi
CBS
Oct 12, 2012 4:30am EDT
not a single thing he said is accurate. >> reporter: they clashed oaf the economy, taxes and medicare with the democrat often on the attack. >> they're holding hostage the middle class tax cut. it's about time they take some responsibility. >> reporter: but ryan fired back. he slammed the obama administration's economic record. >> this is not what a real recovery looks like. we need real reforms for real recovery and that's exactly what mitt romney and i are proposing. >> reporter: ryan insinuated that president obama's debate performance last week was motivating the vice president. >> i know you're on a lot of duress to make up for lost ground. >> reporter: as for who won, it depends on who you ask. polls taken right after the debate are mixed. in a cbs news poll of uncommitted voters, 50% thought the vice president won. 31% sided for ryan and 19% called it a tie. 56% thought biden would be an effective president if necessary compared with 49% for ryan. not surprisingly, both sides claimed victory. mitt romney's campaign said biden seemed off balanced and strange. the president's tea
CBS
Oct 10, 2012 4:00am EDT
. this morning the race for the white house veered from a focus on the economy to an emotionaling charged debate on social issues. in an interview yesterday with "the des moines register" mitt romney said he would not pursue abortion related legislation if elected president. >> there's no legislation with regards to abortion that i'm familiar with that would become part of my agenda. >> after the interview romney campaign said governor romney is pro life and would support legislation aimed at providing greater protections for life. romney has repeatedly said the supreme court should overturn roe v. wade. and that he would cut funding to planned parenthood, an organization that provides abortion. the obama campaign says we know about the truth on where romney stands. women can't trust him. meanwhile polls indicate romney is gaining ground in a key battleground state, that state is ohio. intensified his campaign efforts there. tara mergener has more. >> reporter: good morning. with 18 electoral votes ohio is key to mitt romney's path to the white house and according to the latest numbers he's maki
CBS
Oct 8, 2012 6:30pm EDT
and nancy cordes. and jim axelrod with an executive who's found a formula for succeeding in a tough economy. it's another at-bat for "money ball." >> we essentially have to have players whose performance is better than what we're paying them. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, in ohio police are searching for victims of the meningitis outbreak. in tennessee, they're reaching out with a phone bank. today federal officials estimated 13,000 americans received steroid injections that may have been contaminated with a potentially lethal fung gas. 105 illnesses have been reported across nine states. eight people have died. the steroids were used to treat back pain and joint pain. those who received injections in their spinal columns are at risk for the brain and final infection known as meningitis. dr. jon lapook begins tonight with the state that has the largest number of cases. >> reporter: in tennessee, public health officials are searching to reach people injected with the contaminated vials. >> whether each and every vial wa
CBS
Oct 12, 2012 6:00am EDT
thing he said is accurate. >> reporter: they clashed over the economy, taxes and medicare with the democrat often on the attack. >> they're holding hostage the middle class tax cut. it's about time they take some responsibility. >> reporter: but ryan fired back. he slammed the obama administration's economic record. >> this is not what a real recovery looks like. we need real reforms for real recovery and that's exactly what mitt romney and i are proposing. >> reporter: after several heated exchanges, ryan insinuated that president obama's debate performance last week was motivating the vice president. >> i know you're under a lot of duress to make up lost ground. >> reporter: as for who won, it depends on who you ask. instant polls taken right after the debate are mixed. in a cbs news poll of uncommitted voters, 50% thought the vice president won. 31% sided for ryan and 19% called it a tie. 56% thought biden would be an effective president if necessary compared with 4 -9d -- with 49% for ryan. not surprisingly both sides claimed victory. mitt romney's campaign said biden
CBS
Oct 11, 2012 6:00am EDT
ryan. he can also push that the administration can't run away from where we are in the economy, even now foreign policy coming into play. >> right. i suspect libya is going to come up. it's going to abtough topic for biden to answer. it's strange because this was biden's strength. he was a foreign policy guy, chairman of the foreign relations committee. now he's going to have to actually answer questions about what we knew in libya, what was going on there. >> one final question. it is television and going back to the kennedy and nixon debates. everyone said nixon won. the young versus the older, the well made up versus the not made up. the age difference between ryan and biden and the youth factor, is that going to make a difference? >> it could play both ways. on the one hand ryan looks young anding inic which is about -- and energetic which is good. on the other hand you want to be careful of beating up on an older man. biden is 70 but you don't want to look like a kid either. >> thank you for being with us. you can start your coverage beginning at 9:00 p.m. "u.s.a. today" reporte
CBS
Oct 8, 2012 5:00pm EDT
and growing dissatisfaction in venezuela with the economy and the rising crime. chavez is credited with transforming the society by using the profits from the oil reserves for give aways like new apartments ask appliances. >>> first the ruby slippers and now dorothy's dress is on the move. the outfit judy garland is being auctioned next month. the 1939 dress is the only complete original dress to survive and is expected to sell for half a million dollars. today was the last day you could see those ruby slippers at the museum of american history. by the way, those shoes are now headed to england tomorrow on loan. >>> coming up, a man climbs a tree to escape the antlers of an angry deer. but up next, a new study finds there may be more health benefits to eating tomatoes and all those toe tomato based food. we are always on, stay with us, we will be right back. >>> a health alert tonight about an added benefit from eating tomatoes. a study out of finland finds they include a lower risk of stroke. a thousand men were tested for this study. those with the highest amounts of licopene ar
CBS
Oct 11, 2012 7:00am EDT
build the economy through the middle class and through a strong middle class and the other side has the same strictle down theory that congressman ryan voted for all through the last decade, big tax breaks for the wealthy, deregulate wall street, let them write their own rules and hope for the best. we know how that story ends. >> paul ryan said he expects joe biden to come at him as a canon ball. is that the strategy? >> if he thinks he's going to hold him to the facts, if he thinks he's going to hold him to account for the positions that governor romney has taken in this campaign, their collective record, their approach to issues, well then maybe so. but harry truman said i don't give them hell i just tell it library it is and they feel they are in hell. maybe congressman ryan is feeling the pressure of their own position. >> david, the consequences of what happened in the death of the ambassador in libya has caused some scrutiny of those incidents and the security there and people are writing in editorials this morning perhaps there was some pressure on ambassador rice to say wha
CBS
Oct 13, 2012 8:00am EDT
is the economy affecting this. economic issues are a big part of divorces. >> absolutely. i think that if couples have limited resources and someone has lost their job, those couples might just try to stick it out. divorce is expensive. if you can't afford to keep up two households. but if the resources are somewhat plentiful and two people are working and a woman says to herself, you know, i can support myself she won't be as afraid to leave. >> how much is access to online dating, social media, people reconnecting with people from their past playing into it? >> it's an interesting question. because i think definitely there's the hope when people divorce that they are going to find somebody else to connect with. but because marriage is really now about personal fulfillment, they are really looking to even go at it on their own if that so be it. it's better to be on one's own people are think than to be in a relationship that's less supportive. >> when you stress the word thinking, what your saying >> i'm saying people are being mindful of whether or not they are going to actually go ahead and di
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